I am hoping someone will read this and help me as obviously my Dr's can't. I will try to start from the beginning. about
8 weeks ago I had a sinus flair up that lead to a constant DRY cough. The cough became so severe that my Dr. has kept me out of work trying to figure out what is wrong. For about
2-3 weeks she treated me with steriods and antibiotics(shots in the office sometimes). I got no better. The cough made extreme fatigue set in. At no time have I had a fever. She also put me on a nebulizer and an inhaler. Then we went to 250/50 Advair. The only thing that works at making the cough go away is Predisone. However, everytime she starts weening me off the Predisone, the cough comes back and now a constant wheezing when I come off it. She has been at witts end and has sent me to a Pulminologist. I have had a chest xray, ct chest scan, pulminary function tests, and a bronchoscopy. I have been told all look normal and good. In the last 3 weeks I have started having a painful tightness in my chest. The tightness is almost constant. I have had 2 EKG's because of this and they are normal. I feel like I am going crazy......depression is now my demon!!! I know how I feel and I am not imagining it. Could this be severe asthma? I need any help anyone can give. Thanks in advance.